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The Secure and the Dispossesed

Ben Hayes, Nick Buxton
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PLUTO PRESS (N/A)
ISBN: 9780745336961


While the world’s scientists and many of its inhabitants despair at the impact of climate change, corporate and military leaders see nothing but opportunities. For them, melting ice caps mean newly accessible fossil fuels, borders to be secured from ‘climate refugees’, social conflicts to be managed and more failed states in which to intervene. They are ‘securing’ their assets at the expanse of the planet and its inhabitants.

The Secure and the Dispossessed looks at these deadly approaches with a critical eye. It also considers the flip-side: that the legitimacy of the elite is under unprecedented pressure – from resistance by communities to resource grabs to those creating new ecological and socially just models for managing our energy, food and water. Topics covered include geoengineering, militarism, refugee protection, greenwashing and the agricultural crisis among others.

Adaptation and resilience to a climate-changed world is desperately needed, but the form it will take will affect all of our futures.

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